The situation is familiar except we are almost 15 months since the first circuit breaker. A couple of heightened alerts have taken place since then.
The rules have been changed, revised and adapted according to the daily cases. It has been challenging and maybe even confusing for some.
We don’t know what lies ahead and we have no control over the external situation. We can only control our own behaviour and attitude to manage better the changes and uncertainties as they unfold.
Here are 6 tips to stay grounded during times of uncertainty:
1. Surround yourself with positive reinforcements.
Be selective of who and what you choose to be around with. Being around supportive people, reading positive affirmations and staying away from negative news can help you manage better emotionally.
2. Learn to communicate better.
Talk to someone or journal down your thoughts to release tension and anxiety. It’s perfectly OK to be not OK.
3. Be willing to see the unchangeable change.
Mask wearing, hand washing, working from home and online meetings / classes are the few new normals moving forward. The sooner we adapt to the changes, the less anxiety and more acceptable we are towards the situation.
4. Create new experiences for yourself.
Learn something new everyday to challenge yourself. New experiences can help to stretch our minds and adapt better with changes.
5. Practice gratitude.
Write down the things you are grateful for everyday. The more we can appreciate what we (already) have, the more positive emotions we are cultivating to improve our mental health and overall wellbeing.
6. Keep to a regular routine.
This can help you to stay focused and provide a sense of control. You will also feel more organised and productive. Join our online Mysore class if you need support with your practice.
Explore different approaches and see what works for you (or not). Learn to be kind and patient with yourself. If you fall off the wagon, get back up and start again. Like your (yoga) practice, things are hard in the beginning until they become more manageable – with regular and consistence practice.